Friday 3 March 2023

BEVERLEY’S town bus services are to continue after East Riding Council stepped in to fund them. The B1 and B2 buses were due to come to an end at the start of April after operator East Yorkshire decided it could no longer continue with them on a commercial basis. Now, from Monday April 3, they will be replaced by new bus services 525, 526 and 527. They will run Monday to Saturday with slightly different routes and times. 

East Yorkshire buses will operate the services under contract to the council.  Service 525 will serve the Swinemoor area, including Grovehill Road, Cherry Tree Lane, Sigston Road, East Riding Community Hospital, Warton Avenue, Holme Church Lane and Flemingate Monday to Saturday every hour between 9.30am and 3.30pm. 

Service 526 will serve Copandale Road, Scrubwood Lane and Woodhall Way every two hours between 10am and 2pm.  And Service 527 will serve Lincoln Way, the Morrisons store and Normandy Avenue every two hours between 11am and 3pm. 

SECONDARY schools across the East Riding will see the roll-out of the HPV vaccination programme after the Easter holidays. In England, the vaccine is offered to all 12 to 13-year-olds in Years 8 and 9 and follows a two-dose schedule. The second dose is usually six to 12 months after the first dose.

The East Riding public health team is working alongside schools to raise awareness and understanding of the HPV vaccine, as well as uptake. The UK programme was first introduced in 2008 to protect girls against cervical cancer, but since the 2019/2020 academic year, both 12 to 13-year-old boys and girls in Year 8 have been eligible for the vaccine. This is because research has shown that the vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from a number of cancers.  More information on this story here